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Double Fines in ‘Pedestrian Safety Zones’ Proposed by Nevada Bill

A bill in the Nevada Legislature would allow for special “pedestrian safety zones” where traffic fines are doubled. Lawmakers are scheduled to review SB144 on Tuesday in the Senate Transportation Committee. The bill would allow local governments or the Nevada …

Utah House Passes Proposal to Toughen Seatbelt Law

Drivers who don’t wear seatbelts could be stopped by police under a proposal that has cleared the Utah House of Representatives. Republican Rep. Lee Perry of Perry says the bill that passed the House Tuesday will strengthen the seatbelt law …

Pedestrian Deaths Fall to Historic Lows in New York City

Pedestrian deaths are at historic lows in New York City after a push by City Hall to make streets safer. According to the New York Times, there were 132 pedestrian deaths from traffic accidents in 2014, the lowest since the …

2014 New Jersey Traffic Deaths Spiked After Record Low in 2013

The number of pedestrians killed by cars in New Jersey spiked in 2014, throwing 2013’s record low figure into reverse. As of Wednesday morning, New Jersey State Police reported 563 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2014, 21 more …

New York City Sees 25% Drop in Tickets to Bicyclists

New York City bicyclists are getting fewer tickets. The drop comes as biking safety is in a spotlight. The New York Post reported Monday that about 32,500 tickets have been issued to cyclists from Jan. 1 through Nov. 30. That’s …

Deer Out in Force, Collisions on Rise in Mississippi

Mississippians aren’t the only ones bustling about this time of year. It’s a common sight to see herds of deer standing alongside — and even crossing — busy highways and roads. During December and January, when temperatures drop and the …

New York Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Red-Light Cameras

New York City won dismissal of a lawsuit challenging its red-light cameras, the first in the U.S., the day before New Jersey is scheduled to shut down its program. Drivers fined for running traffic lights sued the city in December …

New Jersey Awards Cash to Combat Drunken Driving

New Jersey’s Highway Traffic Safety Division is giving more than $1.2 million to 165 police departments to combat drunken driving during the holiday season. The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will take place between Friday and Jan. 2. …

Virginia State Police: 5 Traffic Deaths Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Virginia State Police say the state recorded its smallest number of Thanksgiving weekend traffic fatalities in more than two decades. Five people died during the holiday reporting period, which began at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, and ended at midnight …

Louisiana Husband Dead, Wife Hospitalized After Harley Hits Deer

Louisiana State Police say a Leesville man was killed and his wife was seriously injured when their motorcycle collided with a deer at night. Master Trooper Daniel “Scott” Moreau says 53-year-old Gordon Bolton and 57-year-old Monika Bolton both were wearing …